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Luxury villa close to Elounda with private pool, offering stunning views



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in quiet rural setting overlooking the sea

Villa Ellie is licensed by the Greek Tourist Authority (E.O.T) under licence number MHTE 1040K10003051601 and complies with all required regulations.

The villa is located on the outskirts of a small Cretan village, just a 10 minute drive away from the busy tourist destination of Elounda. The villa is accessed via stone steps from a private gated car park down through pretty garden areas and past a covered pergola with BBQ and stone oven. Here, a decked seating area offers beautiful views down over Elounda and Mirabello Bay equally as pretty by day or night. At the entrance to the villa there is another pergola covered dining area on the patio, which sweeps around the whole front of the villa, leading to the private swimming pool and sunbathing area. There are stunning uninterupted views out over the mountains, the sea and Elounda as far as the eye can see. Inside the villa, our guests will find every convenience they require during their stay. The open plan ground floor is light, airy and spacious and consists of a kitchen with dining area and all appliances including oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave plus all smaller kitchen appliances. The kitchen leads to the lounge which has been tastefully decorated by the owners to a high standard. Windows and patio doors front the room giving beautiful views and a lovely light and spacious feel. The patio doors lead out to the pool on one side and the pergola on the other. There is a dining table and chairs, large corner sofa, tv with satellite channels, dvd player, cd player and a selection of books, games and cds available to our guests. There is, of course, free wifi.

A shower room with toilet is located on the ground floor also.

Moving up the stairs to the first floor there is a landing with the bedrooms and family bathroom off. There are 3 double bedrooms in Villa Ellie and one bedroom with 2 single beds. Each bedroom has air conditioning, generous wardrobe and storage space and the master bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom. All double bedrooms lead out into a sun terrace with stunning views of the sea and mountains. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and comfortable using quality bedding and towels plus toiletries.

The pool area has sun loungers with fixed sun shades, a shower, large tiled terrace area and private pool. Please note that smoking is allowed outside of the villa only.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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A memorable holiday in a stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 (two children 8 and 5, their parents and grandparents) enjoyed a wonderful week in this superb, extremely well equipped villa.

It has been a delight to play in the pool each day, and what a spectacular view! Wonderful sunrises and sunsets and stargazing. We have done yoga on the upper deck, mammoth Lego building sessions at the dining table, lots of games and pool fun with the inflatables, and 2 epic barbecues. Thank you, Mandy and Tony for the recommendation of Almyros beach with its lovely fine sand and crystal clear water. We also loved exploring Elounda, Plaka, Spinalonga, Kritsa, and walking to the Kalydon peninsula along the causeway. We can recommend an excellent dinner at Palio Kantouni.

Everything was perfect in the villa - thank you for a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This holiday villa has everything - even better than the photos! We were met promptly by the hosts. The road is winding but we rarely saw traffic on it. We were shown around the villa with everything explained and a lovely welcome basket of food to get us started. Even though it was nearly midnight, there was no rush and time and care was taken to make sure we knew all we needed to know. To wake up to the stunning view down to Elounda really is something else. There are numerous places to sit and enjoy the view - the pizza/barbecue area on the mezzanine on the way down from the parking area, the breakfast area just outside the villa, the pool area and the sun terrace at first floor level. this is a villa that would really benefit from a floor plan because the amount of indoor and outdoor space is unbelievable.

The kitchen was extremely well equipped and the dishwasher and washing machine were very welcome for a 2 week stay. The lounge seating was very comfortable and the two sets of doors - one on the left to the outdoor seating and one to the right to the pool area - gave a welcome breeze on warm nights. The villa was exceptionally clean and all the bedding, linen and towels provided were to a high standard. All the bedrooms have modern air con units with a good range of settings keeping the bedrooms cool all night long.

The swimming pool was kept clean and its location meant that there was always a shady area to sit in, in the afternoon and listen to the goats on the hillside next door. Again there were plenty of pool "toys" to keep 3 teens well occupied as well as the loungers and umbrellas.

What really sets this villa apart is its stunning panoramic view and location. Whether its the villages below, watching the boat traffic on the water or the wildlife, you can lose many hours just being outside with shade for those that want it.

There are around 60 steps down to the villa from the large parking area. it is exceptionally well lit and the stairs are wide and in good condition well laid out and not steep. I went up and down them several times a day with no problems at all and I am 50+ and very unfit!

Elounda itself is the perfect holiday destination. Plenty of life during the day with some lovely local produce available and enough going on at night to keep everyone happy. The choice of restaurants is vast to suit all tastes and pockets. We would thoroughly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa - magnificent view

  • 5 of 5

We were two families staying in the house ‘Villa Ellie’ including 4 teenagers. The house was perfect for the two families with many terraces and rooms to relax. The view from the house/terrace is a chapter of its own. We spent hours just watching the sunrise/landscape and view of Elounda city – it was magnificent. The owners Mandy and Tony were really pleasant and very helpful. The house was equipped with every possible thing you could think of and we really felt like ‘being home’. The surrounding area had a lot of nice beaches, tavernas and things to see/do (e.g. trip to Spinalonga). We will highly recommend the house and area to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Perfect Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned home after spending an amazing 2 weeks at Villa Ellie with my family, ages ranging from 3 to 50. As said in previous reviews the villa is equipped with anything you could possibly need. Both Mandy’s were at hand to answer any questions and offer information and suggestions about the local area. We were able to find it easily with the instructions provided by Tony and Mandy prior to our arrival. Mandy ensured the Villa was kept nice and clean during our stay and provided regular towel and bedding changes.

The views from the villa are unrivalled and spectacular. The photographs, although show Villa Ellie’s appeal they really do not do it justice, I am not sure photographs can really capture how great the villa and its location is. Villa Ellie exceeded our expectations.

The villa is situated up in the hillside looking over Elounda, there is also a small village Kato Elounda which I have assumed is the original village situated just below Villa Ellie.

A highlight for me was to sit on the terrace at sunrise and listen to the cockerels’ in Kato Elounda waking up the sun, their crows being replied to by the occasional dog barking. The double glazing provided enough soundproofing to prevent the noises from being an alarm clock. My son (age 20) echoed the sentiment as he enjoyed the sounds travelling up from Kato Elounda both morning and evening. Wildlife is an interest for my family and whilst there we saw large Birds of Prey, Geko’s, Lizards, a Scorpion and a Weasel.

There are plenty of Taverna’s to eat in at Elounda, the Mediterranean Breakfast Bar on the waters edge makes the best Cappuccino Freddo with Ice-cream.

There is a small Taverna in Kato Elounda which is open only at weekends and is well worth a visit, we received a lovely welcome from the owner before serving up the traditional meze on offer that day.

Villa Ellie is perfectly situated for exploring the local area but hiring a car is a must.

Fan’s of Victoria Hislop’s book ‘The Island’ will not be disappointed with a visit to Spinalonga. On weekends the island is lit up during the evening which emphasised its isolation and beauty.

Thank you to Mandy and Tony for making sure our stay was perfect.

Lorna, UK

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best equipped villa we have stayed at.

  • 5 of 5

Mandy met us on arrival with a great welcome and brilliant pack of provisions. We have stayed in many villas and Villa Ellie was the best equipped with everything you could possibly need for a fantastic holiday, from washing up liquid, dishwasher soap, kitchen and loo rolls and rubbish bags.

Lovely quiet position just a short drive from Elounda and Plaka with their extremely nice restaurants and facilities. Great views over the sea, hills and villages. Only word of warning is that there are 70 steps down from parking area to the house to carry luggage and shopping and 70 steps up to go out. Certainly kept us fit and worked off the lovely food.

Overall thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Crete!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about our stay in Villa Ellie! It was simply one of the best holiday experiences we've ever had! The villa itself is beautiful, luxurious, the view from it is stupendous, & the welcome from Mandy & Tony - unbelievable! We arrived, flight delayed, VERY late, and not only were they waiting to meet us but Mandy actually drove down to Elounda so we could follow her home! They had supplies in for us until we could get to the shops and everything that could possibly be needed was there in the villa. We have been in Elounda/Plaka 5 times previously, so knew our way around but there was plenty of information supplied for people not so used to it, and Mandy was a fount of knowledge about the restaurants/local attractions. We were there with our daughter & 3 children, 9, 5 & 2 1/2yrs old, and they loved it, the pool area is well protected& it was very child friendly, and they had the time of their lives! We were there during Greece's agonising problems with the EU &i I would urge people NOT to be afraid of this, the Cretan people will survive all the problems thrown at them, and still be the amazing people that they are!

Unfortunately we just had 10 days in this heaven, but we WILL BE BACK!

Thank you Mandy & Tony, I hope you have a great season, you deserve it!

Amanda & Martin

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Elounda at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Heraklion at 75 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Hersonnissos at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Agios Nikolaos at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pano Elounda at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Elounda at 4 Kilometres Car: recommended

The villa is located within easy reach of bars, restaurants, shops and beaches which offer water sports and scuba diving. Pretty countryside walks are on your doorstep with a chance to see traditional Cretan villages and the people who live there. There are water parks, an aquarium and a dinosaur centre within an hours drive as well as many archeological sites. Lovely sandy beaches are within easy reach of the villa both locally in Elounda and Plaka and slightly further away in Agios Nikolaos and beyond towards the south of the island. 10 minutes drive will take you into Elounda where there are many restaurants and bars, shops and daily boats to the famous local island of Spinalonga.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
End of Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cancellation Policy
If the holiday is cancelled by the guests before the final balance is paid, the deposit is non refundable. If the guests cancel after payment of the final balance and if the holiday dates cannot be re-booked by us, the total monies are non refundable.
If the holiday is cancelled by us for any reason, any monies paid will be refunded.

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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Family bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En-suite bathroom situated in master bedroom
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Downstairs bathroom with shower and sink


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom. Queen size bed, fitted wardrobes and cupboards, safe, double doors opening to sun terrace and sea views, en-suite bathroom with shower, bath, sink and w.c. 2 further bedrooms with double beds, fitted wardrobes and cupboards, mini fridge and double doors opening out into sun terrace. 4th bedrooms has 2 single beds, fitted wardrobes and double doors to small patio area


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture


  • Self-catering


  • Please Note Any special offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or price reduction.

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